A 23-year-old man turned himself in to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday, August 18th, and he would need a top accident lawyer’s service. Jacob Lainez was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The LVMPD charged the man with the accident that occurred on Thursday, July 30th. The crash report placed Lainez behind the wheel of a 2006 Toyota 4-Runner that struck a 2004 Hyundai Elantra at the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Carmen Boulevard.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office said the driver of the Hyundai, Latoya Lampkin, 43, died from her injuries. The police said that Lainez fled the scene without rendering help to the woman or calling for emergency services.
The man is facing charges of reckless driving resulting in death and duty to stop at the scene of an accident. The police are holding him on a $25 000 bail bond. There is no additional information.
When an accident happens, Nevada laws provide that the driver or drivers involved remain at the scene, call the relevant authorities, and render help to an injured person. If possible, access the crash site, collect witness statements, and wait for the first responders to arrive.
Still carry out the above actions if no one suffered injuries, and exchange contact information with the owner of damaged property if there’s one. Failure to stay and do any of this amounts to a hit-and-run, and a driver who does not have a liability in the accident would be liable for the offense if he or she leaves the scene.
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